WA minister announced

A new Minister for Transport in Western Australia has been announced

WA minister announced
Dean Nalder

The Western Australia Government has announced Changes to State Cabinet after the resignation of Troy Buswell as Treasurer and Minister for Transport.

Alfred Cove MLA Dean Nalder will be elevated to State Cabinet as the Minister for Transport and Finance.

Energy Minister Mike Nahan will become Treasurer and retain Energy and Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.

Buswell resigned earlier this week but will continue as the member for Vasse

"Troy Buswell served the Liberal National Government very well and we will miss his intellect and his capacity for hard work," says Premier Colin Barnett.

"I thank him for his enormous contribution to the State and wish him all the best for the future.

"However, I am very pleased to welcome Dean Nalder to the frontbench and believe he will be a great asset to the Cabinet and a very good Minister."

Barnett says Nahan has proven an excellent member of Cabinet and has impressed with his ability to work through complex financial and logistical matters in the Energy and Finance portfolios over the past year.

"I believe he will be an outstanding Treasurer and I look forward to working closely with him in the preparation of the State Budget which will be presented according to the State Government’s original timetable."

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